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us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> super storm sandy spreads misery up and down the east coast as new york residents try to pump out the flames, put them out and pump out the water. some of the heaviest damage is in new jersey where huge portions of the jersey shore boardwalk are gone replaced by water, sand and debris. here at home flooding the main concern, high tide. [ audio difficulties ] >> reporter: the air familiar with flooding tonight was no exception. about a block -- the area familiar with flooding tonight was no exception. about a block behind me is where the potomac spilled over the edge. [ audio difficulty ] [ audio difficulty ] >> stopping by since it happened to take pictures. >> he got up at 3:30 and started doing dessert. i said maybe we should start doing dinner early. that way if the power goes out at 6:00, we could eat by candlelight. 4:00 the tree comes through my house. >> it was a tree we went expect to fall on your house. we were thinking we had some trees in the back because they were older and more brig that they wou
and look at super storm sandy. while she's weakened and the winds have died down, the footprint of the storm is still great. most of the northeast right now, all the northeast, being influenced somehow by sandy and just to give you an idea, the wind gusts have calmed down quite a bit. as a matter of fact, in terms of gusts, we're not really even seeing any here. you go out towards the shore and it has calmed down quite a bit. so now we just deal with the aftermath to clean up and what not from this and it does look like halloween for our kids in the area has not been canceled. >> i know a lot of kids with a lot of costumes and a lot of candy getting ready. >> it's going to be a little chilly, but it's a go. >> we can add layers. that's good news. >>> let's talk about some of the bad news now caused by sandy. power companies all over the region are working overtime right now to restore electricity. dominion virginia has about 60,000 customers without power in northern virginia. pepco has about 7,000 customers. bge is reporting more than 64,000 in montgomery, prince george's, calv
on how sandy is impacting the presidential election coming up later in the newscast. thank you very much. >>> and back to some of the unbelievable pictures coming out of new york city. this is the subway station and new york city's mayor said all of the 10 tunnels that carry new yorkers under the east river are flooded. limited subway service will resume tomorrow. buses will be used to make up for the lack of trains running between manhattan and brooklyn. meantime, two of new york's three major airports are back open today. the flights resuming slowly at jfk and newark. laguardia, though, still closed and this ivideo of trucks pumping water from the runways at laguardia. the airport officials are not sure when it will reopen. by the way, if you're flying through the area tonight or tomorrow, it's probably a good idea to check with your airline before you head to the airport. >>> wall street is back in business today. the new york stock exchange reopened. you may remember trading closed for two days because of sandy. the nasdaq resumed operations and this is the first time in 27 years tha
been without power. >> the entire house shook. >> the day after sandy. the clean-up is underway across the d.c. area. homes and businesses damaged by falling trees. >> i measured some screaming and that's when i moved into the -- heard some screaming and that's when i moved into the hallway to try to find my kid and family. >> new york and new jersey are reeling. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> tonight fox 5 is covering sandy's aftermath from every angle. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. here are some of the latest headlines now from sandy's aftermath. officials estimate the super storm killed at least 50 people, 8.2 million people without power in states as far as michigan. >> now tonight flooding fears along the potomac river. let's begin the coverage with fox 5's will thomas in alexandria. >> reporter: as you know, we are often here in old town alexandria during our storm coverage at the water he is edge at the end of king street. that's where we are right now. we've been pushed back a bit because indeed there h
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> all eyes on sandy. right now the hurricane spinning toward the east coast and is expected to morph into a super storm. tonight fox 5 has complete coverage as the d.c. area braces for heavy rains, whipping winds and flooding. the district, maryland and virginia have already declared states of emergency. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. forecasters fear sandy will turn into what they are calling a frankenstorm, a monster combination of wind, rain and maybe even some snow. sue palka begins our storm coverage with the latest on sandy's track. >> yeah, you look at the picture behind you you were showing radar and you wouldn't think this looks like that kind of a monster storm, but, in fact, we do believe it's going to pull some cold energy, winter-like storm that's coming from the west into itself and become that mega storm that everybody has been talking. about so it will go from a tropical storm to a very strong almost nor'easterlike storm here in the next 36 to 48 hours. now it's still tropical with winds of
,600 here in the d.c. burbs. >>> sandy also caused damage in fairfax county. trees came crash down and brought down power lines with them. this is the scene in annandale. a giant tree toppled and nearly missed clara reynolds' house. >> very frightening. >> reporter: how loud? >> real loud. you probably could have heard it a couple blocks. >> others suffered damage to their roofs. norm richards was inspecting his home earlier today, found a small leak. he used wood and blue tarp to make a temporary fix. neighbors say despite some of the damage they know sandy could have been a whole lot worse. >>> clean-up is going on now in ocean city, maryland, where it is a whole lot worse. it will be a long time before that area recovers. fox 5's sherri ly is live now with more. >> reporter: we're here in annapolis on our way back from ocean city and as you mentioned, hurricane sandy could have been far worse, but that does not mean that the beaches in the bay areas escaped unscathed. here at the city docks in annapolis you can see they have some minor flooding down here. the waters are recedi
tucker barnes and get the latest on hurricane sandy. you know, we've heard -- we talk about the precise path, the category of the storm. but we're kind of being told not to focus so much on that because it will do a lot more damage than maybe what you think? are we category one? >> we are category one but here is what is amazing. the tropical storm-force winds extend 485 miles from the center. so we are dealing with those winds from the carolinas to maine this morning. we are in the middle of that, of course. it is intensifying. the pressure is falling further. if you are into this kind of thing, down to 946 millibars, which is extremely low pressure. if that is falling, that tells us the storm is getting stronger. >> so it could be worse than we expected? >> i'm not sure it is going to be worse but it is going to as bad as we expected. maximum winds now 85. you get the idea with that pressure falling, it is continuing to do its thing. there is your radar. that is a local look. want to mention that our rain, which has been light in places has become steadier here in the las
, a developing impact from sandy in our area, a leak at a water plant in maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. this is all happening at the little pautuxent reclaimation plant in howard county. sky fox is over that scene right now. the overflow was caused by a power outage. bg and e has made the plant a top priority to get back online. there are no mandatory evacuations at this time. residents are asked to avoid the little pautuxent river, south of route 32. >>> in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of people in d.c., maryland and virginia are waking up in the dark this morning following sandy's arrival. here are the current numbers, dominion reports more than 103,000 customer out in northern virginia, about 21,000 pepco customers are without power, that number is down. bg and e has around 82,000 outages in montgomery, prince georges, howard and dutchess counties. novec, potomac edison and smeco, is that what people call it? are there is experiencing significant outages. >>> if you are headed out today, a reminder that metro is closed again this
to be a beautiful day today but the worst of sandy dim past us now. we'll see maybe a little sunshine later today and slightly warmer temperatures as highs are expected tobe back in the mid-50s. just cloud cover and looks like we've got one shower south and west of the city, well south and west of the city. we'll see a few leftover showers here early and mostly cloudy skies and a little afternoon sun with highs in the mid-50s. much quieter weather pattern after the last couple of days. lots of new maps coming up in just a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> there is historic devastation left behind from sandy. almost 50 people are dead. new york city sub wades are going to be closed for days and snow is blanketing west virginia. today, president obama will tour the damaged areas with the governor of new jersey. >> and in our area, more than 200,000 people are still without power in northern virginia, maryland and d.c. bg & e reporting the most outages, nearly 150,000. along the potomac river, fear of more needing continues as high tide is expected in alexandria later this morning. traveli
>>> we are he following some breaking news related to superstorm sandy. take a look at this measmsing pictures. at least 50 homes have been destroyed in raging fire in tweens queens, new york. this is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service s
are watching hurricane sandy very closely for you this morning. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. a very busy morning indeed. tucker barnes will have the latest information as soon as we get it. >> before we talk with him, first the warnings about this storm are being taken very seriously. >> there is a long list of what is closed today. metro is closed today. that includes all rail, bus and metro access service. the federal government is also closed. d.c. government offices or closed as well and so are most schools across it is region. >> for a full list of closures gorks to myfoxdc.com. we are also running all the closures on the top of your screen. -- for a full list of closures, go to myfoxdc.com. >> tucker, can you at least -- i know you are very busy over there. here, we have a picture it was right now. what is the latest on this? >> so, we're now looking it at the outer band of sandy actually working their way inland and starting to approach our area. see that banding taking place. see the yellows and reds pushing as contract bay. that is one of the outer bands. you
scheduled in new hampshire for tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing some trouble with early voting. the lines stretched around some polling places ahead of the storm on saturday. look at the line there. fox 5's maureen umeh sat down with mark plotkin to talk about more on this. >> reporter: fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us now to talk more about the impact of sandy on voting. >> i didn't know i was going to be the weather man. >> early voting being compromised because of this. how will this affect the race? >> you know that governor romney canceled a trip to virginia beach. that is a very pivotal area that republicans thought they would immediate to do well in and any visit there delayed or postponed obviously hurts a candidate. he is going to ohio. so is president obama. in terms of the eastern coast, north carolina really is going to go romney. i don't think it will be affected but the only real state is virginia. that one will be affected by the lack of presidential visits during this three-day or four- day period. >> with both candidates having to throw out the fou
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
clarksburg. >>> more now on the superstorm stand sandy aftermath. maryland is serving two ambulance strike team to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey. each team consists of five ambulances and one supervisor. they will be heading out at 5:45 this morning for egg harbor township west of atlantic city. >> atlantic city's legendary boardwalk is destroyed due to the storm as well as a countless number of businesses and homes along the coastline. farther north, 25% of hoboken is still under water trapping thousands of residents there. nearly 3 million people in the garden state are still without power. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas yesterday. we'll have a live update from new jersey coming up at 5:30. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy. sky fox flew over the area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads. this morning, officials tell fox 5 the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> new this morning, crews are s
significant damage. >>> hurricane sandy is severely affecting the presidential race, which we knew it might. with one week before election day, the candidates canceled all their events today. president barack obama is at the white house and monitoring the impact. aids for governor mitt romney say if anything he'll take part in some sort of relief effort. it's all very much up in the air right now depending on the storm. >> we've got plenty ahead this morning, but first, some areas just aren't dealing with rain. a look at snow in west virginia and north carolina. >> maryland also getting snow as well.  >>> super storm sand r sandy slammed the shore last night and it is deadly. at least 13 are reported dead and five million are in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed today. states of emergency declared in eight different states and in new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some subways. >> we saw the picture earlier too. it shows how hard it hit up there. we got a significant hit as well. >> we'll have to wait
of of a partly to mostly cloudy day today as sandy continues to drift north with high temperatures in the mid others. so bring along a jacket. it will be cool this morning and even later today with cloudiness around. that is a first look at the forecast. back to you. >> thank you. >>> some of the top stories this morning, the death toll from the u.s. from superstorm sandy as now topped 70. meantime, maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey a countle number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow residents to go back in. farther north, about 25% of hoboken is still under water. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in northwest d.c. they were called to what witnesses say is a warehouse late last night. it is locatedded on moore street right near union market. we do have a crew on the way there and we'll have the latest updates soon. >>> stafford county sheriff's have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart, last soon in a red hyundai accent with virginia plates
can give us the latest on the forecast and tell us what is happening with sandy. hey, tucker. >> good morning, tony. good morning, allison. good morning, everybody. things have gradually been improving out there. although i wouldn't say all clear yet. heavy rain across the region and still the potential for some winds gusting to about 40 to 50 miles an hour. not done yet but things should gradually get better today. a live look at the radar and you can see that we've still got plenty of rain across the region, including a pretty good little batch there of rain that is just developed in the last 15 minutes, just north and west of the city, working down toward bethesda, and that will be working inside the city here. in fact, it is now down toward old town alexandra as well. plenty of rain across the region. continues to fall. and rain totals starting to get very impressive numbers and all three area airports yesterday had record rainfall for the day including 4 1/2 inches out of dulles. a lot of rain out there. saturated soil. that will cause some additional flooding issues later today.
york, the hustle and bustle of the big apple is slowly coming back after sandy brought the metropolitan hub to a halt. governor cuomo announcing limited train services would start up a day after the city buses were on the road. >> there will be more service literally on a day-by-day basis as the mta is working through this. >> reporter: areas of lower manhattan are flooded with corosive sea water. as people assess the damage in the queen's neighborhood where more than 100 homes were destroyed by a massive fire during the storm. because of the downed power lines, flooding and dangerous debris, the governor postponed halloween and that is far from the minds of the two million or more people without power in the state n. atlantic city, new jersey, craig bosswell, fox news. >>> new york city and parts of the jersey shore, the epicenter of the storm, there are incredible images of destruction and including the video here. the freed metropolis from the eighth avenue section in lower manhattan. cars tossed about, floating in the water. emergency service lines -- lightings flashing. this is som
still have high tided associated with the leftovers of sandy and the full moon. so bottom line, we are still at risk today for additional flooding along the potomac. near georgetown and old town alexandria, that part of the world. things will get better as we get into the weekend. this is your radar. still getting some light showers north and west of the city this morning up into northern maryland and out towards hagerstown, west virginia. winchester, virginia, getting some light showers as well. all of this associated with a little upper level disturbance coming through. can't rule out a plight shower particularly north and west of town to start your day. -- can't rule out a light shower. it is cool right now. 46 in washington. 42 this morning out at dulles. 46degrees at bwi marshall. or high temperatures will top out in the mid others later this afternoon with some sunshine breaking out. not going to be eye bright and sunny day day but we'll got a few sunny breaks -- not going to be a bright and sunny day but we'll get a few sunny breaks. >> let's check in with julie wright. >>
sandy as she continues to roar up the east coast. thank you for joining us tonight. >>> tonight all eyes are on sandy. a deadly storm expected to strike the d.c. area in less than 24-hours. what are you seeing? >> we have the latest that just came in. it is still a very strong storm. and a very powerful storm. and massive in size. let's begin with radar. you can see where the rainfall is hitting areas of the coastal region. outer bands we are seeing wet weather edging along areas of the coastal region close to d.c. central convection has increased. that's strengthened in more than 24-hours. not any real intensification in terms of the storm. it has moved right over the past several hours. we are really just watching this closely. let's go to our weather maps. this is our satellite view of the storm as it pushes through. it is 30-miles east southeast of charleston, south carolina. as we take a look now here we'll show you actually the spaghetti models. they are coming together better than they have over the past day or so. majority of the spaghetti models are still moving it closer toward
. >>> bracing for hurricane sandy. we have a lot coming up this morning. we're checking in with virginia and maryland emergency management, plus pepco joins us with how they are preparing for outages, and tips on how to make it through the coming storm. >>> good morning. and welcome to fox 5 morning news sunday. first thing we want to do, of course this morning, what everybody wants to know, check in on the weather and you can see the wind picking up. the camera over crystal city, marine corps marathon this morning, and runners are out there in advance of the storm. as we said, gwen, good morning. >> things will rapidly go downhill into this evening, melanie, and we want people to take this storm very seriously, because it is a massive storm. we are expecting massive winds and torrential rainfall. looking at the rain bands in the coastal area, sandy is moving in a northerly direction right now. even though it is still far away, we are feeling the effects. light rain in some areas, but to the south, heavier rain as the outer bands push their way towards the mid-atlantic.
and recalibrate their messages as they reond to sandy. >>> fox 5 morning news at 7 starts right noufrment >>> this is halloween, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. there's your live look outside. much more traffic this morning than we've had in a you a mornings. >> metro also open today. normal service resumed this morning. however, some bus routes could be affected by flooding and road closures, so build in some extra time for your trip. >>> the federal government is open today, though employees have the option for unscheduled leave and telework. most students will head back to the classrooms but some schools are still closed due to power outages. in fairfax county, the following schools will remain closed. they are language ly langly. in arlington county, bar croft elementary school is closed n d.c., jefferson county will remain closed. >> prince georges county, excel academy is closed n howard county, bowman bridge elementary school is closed and arundel county will have 17 schools that are closed today. you need to check the schools' website for that list. we will have all the information
, and i approve this message. >>> sandy causing damage in ocean city, maryland. at this hour, the hurricane is picking up speed and should make landfall soon. thanks for staying with us for our continuing coverage as hurricane heads up the coast. i'm shawn indian say. >> and brian boller it. school closings already coming in as you might expect. find those scroll at the top of your screen. there's helpful information about shelters, numbers for power companies and more scrolling at the bottom of the screen. >> sandy should make landfall in southern new jersey; but the impact will be felt for miles and the worst is yet to come. at last check, the storm center was within 50 miles of the city. city. it is forming a powerful super storm like we've never seen before. >> for the latest let's turn to sue in the weather center. sue, i understand this storm about to make landfall near atlanta city. >> yeah. going to be real close. we just got the update from the national hurricane center. it's 0 miles to the south of atlanta city, 30 miles from cape may. so you can do the math. still
we will probably not forget this date. looks like everyone is taking the warnings about sandy quite seriously. metro as we said is closed today. that includes all rail, bus, and metro access service. the federal government is closed. d.c. government offices also closed and so are most schools. for a full list, please go to our website, myfoxdc.com. it looks we're running close sures at the bottom of your screen there. fox 5 is all over this morning. >> fox 5 all over this storm as you said. we have crews tracking the storm in ocean city, annapolis, and fairfax county. but we begin with tucker barnes. he has the latest on sandy's changing path. >> since you went bed, san i cannen i did continues to intensify. that pressure's been falling overnight. when the pressure falls, that tells us the storm's getting stronger. a lot of reasons to be concerned about later this afternoon, tonight, as the storm makes its way inland. this is the real deal now, outer bands, yellow and red working across maryland and virginia, now really making their presence felt. the rain has been picking up pace,
the latest. >> reporter: flood waters are reseeding, they're working to clear sandy streets. all of this is clearly taking an emotional toll on folks in new york and new jersey. the massive damage has some homeowners breaking down in tears. >> i just spent $30,000 getting my home repaired, and it's all gone. >> 42 years i'm in my home and then lo. >> others say they now have nothing left and no place to go. >> we have nothing. no credit cards, nothing in our bank accounts. $15 in my pocket, nowhere to go, no electricity, no food, no gas. >> the bodies of two boys have been found in staten island new york. rushing waters swept them away in rushing waters. >> i would be devastated. i would die. i would want to be dead with them. i can't believe this is happening. >> the widespread destruction across several eastern states is the sight that many are still struggling to come to terms with. you see it on tv and you say oh, my god, you say prayers to them. now we say oh my god, we're praying for us. >> another storm system is predicted to hit the region next week. a noreaster could aff
>>> waiting to daylight to get the full extent of the damage left behind by superstorm sandy. >> the storm brought new york city to a stand still leaving millions without power and crippling its subway system. >> and here at home, the clean- up is now under way. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> all right. this is a live look outside right now at ocean city where the waves continue to do their thing out there. it is a little chilly. really cold as we're not out of he woods yet with all the rain and wind, not just yet. so good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. we'll get updates from our live reporters in just a bit. president obama has declared a federal disaster in new york and long island. the area took a hard hit from the storm. now, this is video of a transformer exploding last night. officials purposefully cut the power to lower manhattan to minimize damage from the flood waters there. the storm is now blamed for 16 deaths and at least seven of those in the new york region. flooding a major problem as well. >> mass transit was c
diverted for the marathon and they're needed to help the city recover from sandy. >>> mntime, the heart of new york is slowly beating as recovery from sandy picked up a bit. the cleanup is breeding frustration, though, and desperation. millions of people without power, gas, food, drinking water, hurricane sandy not being blamed on 96 deaths in the united states. 570,000 homes and businesses are without power. could be several more days before electricity is completely restored and a gas shortage loom across the state and into neighboring new jersey. many say the situation is overwhelming. >> we have no water at all, no electricity. it's difficult and rough. >> it's terrible. you can't say -- police have everything -- . >> and they see that in other areas are being taken care of and totally overlooked us. >> that sentiment can be felt across new york tonight. rick leventhal reports from cliffton, new jersey. >> reporter: several days after hurricane sandy, drivers continue to struggle to fill up their gas tanks. people waiting in line to stretch for miles at the few gas stations with fu
. i'll bring you the weekend forecast, back to you. >> thanks, tuck. >> now to the latest on the sandy aftermath. clean up is well underway. the death toll has now topped 70. more than 6 million people are still living without power. in new york, mayor bloomberg allowed a 3 passenger minimum for cars into the city. parts of the city subway system not flooded with water reopened with limited service today. about 25% of new jersey is still under water trapping thousands of residents. >> two maryland ambulance strike teams headed out today to help with the recovery efforts in new jersey. crews went to egg harbor township. they will be assisting in patient evacuations and 911 emergency responses. among the most recent to be killed, five people in west virginia. some areas got hit with more than 2 feet of snow. one of the victims, a republican candidate for the west virginia state house. he was killed in an accident. still there you are seeing new jersey video. now you are seeing west virginia and the snowy situation brought on by sandy. the tragic scope of that part of the storm, two oftho
and the affects of the storm sandy changing the direction of the election. >> we're going to do everything that we can to help you get back on your feet. >> in ohio a quiet day as he helped with relief this as new jersey outspoken governor said that the storm clean up is top priority. >> at the moment i could care about election day. >> our special coverage starts right now. >>> thanks for joining us tonight on the news edge and the killer storm and the ripple affect is the big story tonight. we're going to start with tom and. >> it's correct no one is sure what impact this storm will have on how a big part of the country will vote or be able to vote. while maryland, delaware and new jersey are obama territory, how they conduct themselves now is a big thing tonight. >> we will start in washington as obama canceled the campaign appearances and opted to the head quarters of the red cross and asking to donate to the relief funds. >> there are communities that can be affected. there are risks of flooding and downed power lines and risk of high winds. >> in ohio meanwhile mitt gathered with supporters
into place knowing that sandy was on the way. were there sandbags in place. did they not hold. >> i'm sure the residents had sandbags. there was a lot of communication between residents from fairfax county. we received an e-mail from the president of the association thanking us for the amount of help and out reach we provided. but the bottom line is it is in a flood plane. it is in a flood-prone area. the houses are levelly modest homes. salt of the earth folks live in that community, but it has been affected over the years by construction of the beltway and other major freeway; and as a result, when it rains hard, when we have a hurricane or weather event like we're having new, the likelihood of their experiencing flooding is very strong. >> chairman, thank you very much for your time. we help for the best of them down in huntington. >> thank you very much. stay safe. >> you too. >> there are a number of streets closed right now as a result of this storm and some of the damage we've seen so far, high water streets down on a number of streets from barger drive. burke lake road, high water,
to do. you see the center that it projected where the center of sandy would be. this is not going to work, but it's in here. i grabbed the wrong thing. that's where the model said it would be. the actual center is about there. so probably five to 75 miles to the south and south west. that's a bulls eye. notice that it's pulling and that helps us with the bay and even helps some of the shore beaches because they are not getting all of that on shore flow. they are not getting the big storm surge issues here. take this into time and notice by tomorrow at noon the bars are beginning to relax a little bit and the wind is beginning to relax a little bill of indictment the direction is going to be switching a little bit. >> yeah, then we get a little bit of wind up the bay. i would watch minneapolis more tomorrow to see what happens and some of these maybe blown out, but there's a little more water piling as the wind goes to the south and ought west. >> yeah, along the eastern shore there's some issues there and then by tomorrow evening the storm will continue to lift and it will help us
things getting better. there's a look at your satellite radar. you can see the leftovers with sandy continuing to spin, and a couple of light showers this morning, generally off to the north and west, towards hagerstown, to the south and west of town towards culpeper, had light showers this morning. can't rule out the possibility of a few more showers today. the trend will be to dry things out and eventually introduce at least limited sunshine to your forecast later today. we'll have a few peeks of shine, though clouds will stick around for much of your wednesday. 44now in washington. cool temperatures to start your day. dulles 42. bwi marshall 42. highs in the mid-50s. kids going trick or treating should be dry conditions. not terribly windy, with temperatures quickly falling back into the 40s later this evening. more details on the halloween forecast and a look at the weekend in a few minutes. back to you upstairs. >>> thank you, sir. >> while most of the northeast is dealing with severe flooding problems from sandy, people in west virginia are still dealing with winter storm warn
:00. >>> hurricane sandy may become a tale of two storms, first sandy battered the beaches in the caribbean in south florida with waves strong enough to pull cars into the ocean. now it's moving north and is expected to collide with a cold air mass to create a hybrid monster storm. residents from the mid-atlantic to new england have their eyes on this thing and fox 5 is covering it from every angle. we'll hear from local leaders, metro, homeowners, but first we have the new 11:00 forecast from the national hush center. sue palka is in the weather -- hurricane center. sue palka is in the weather center pour over it now. >> they're -- pouring over it now. >> they're definitely talking about this taking over the characteristics of the hybrid storm it is predicted to become. they keep it as a category 1 hurricane and it's moving faster now to the north at 10 miles per hour. so that picked up a small amount of forward motion, but they think the center has been wobbly a little bit as we've gone overnight. in the short term the track has shifted slightly to the east in the next, oh, say 24 to 48 hours. aft
their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today they were back on the trail in some key swing states. fox's doug mckelway reports. >> mellow, -- hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: both president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >>
following the brutal blow by super storm sandy. details coming up. >> and later, asleep at the wheel? the surprising accusations against metro drivers. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> there's a live look at the lincoln memorial. another cool morning. i'm not even going to say that. you can just expect the mornings to be cool. after all, it is thursday november 1st. >> wow. >> good morning everybody. i'm tony per kin s. >> and i'm al allyson. >> severon middle and southern middle all remain closed today. in frederick county maryland lieu ee town maryland will be closed. >> thanks for the weather forecast he is going to deliver to us right now. >> you're welcome. if my house were a school, it would be closed today. >> all right. let's get to the forecast. things looking better here. sunshine later this afternoon. limited sunshine. not a great looking day but we continue to trend. things slowly wind down after the big storm. 46 in washington. 41. 46 d bwi marshal. there are a couple showers across the northern tier of our viewing area
held without bond pending a hearing tomorrow. >>> and now, the latest on superstorm sandy. things slowly getting back to normal here in new york city. the subway system partially reopened today on north of 34th streets and tunnels are still flooded. to ease congestion on the streets, police are only allowing vehicles into the city that have at least three people in them. >>> air traffic, meantime s completely restored in new york and all of the major airports are open. laguardia reopened on a limited schedule. kennedy and newark liberty he reopened. as a precaution, airline officials urged customers to confirm any flight in or out of the city n. new jersey, lines to the gas pump, again, hundreds of cars deep. some people waited more than an hour to fill up. sandy left many gas stations short on fuel and out of power. now, fuel trucks are finding it difficult to get around and replenish the gas stations. in hoboken, for example, there are still some 20,000 people trapped by flood waters. he's the latest. >> reporter: this is the scene today in hoboken, new jersey. what a difference
in maryland after a two-day suspension due to hurricane sandy. in some areas, voters lined up in massive numbers. >> reporter: the lines have been this long at the bowie library all day. it takes voters two to two and a half hours to go through the process. >> i want to vote in the presidential election and question 6 and 7. that seemed really important this year. i want to vote on that, too? some of the voters see the long lines as historic considering the election is not until next week. others say a message is being sent. >> you should not try to keep people from voting. that's for the republicans. most people out here, i assume, are probably democratic voters. >> reporter: the voting days and hours have been extended since two days were lost while hurricane sandy blue through here that may account for some of the huge turnout. over in montgomery county, we stopped by the civic center in downtown silver spring. the lines were not quite as long but voters are seizing the moment to do their civic duty. >> i think it's convenient for people to get it done ahead of time. i can't speak for
to sandy. some businesses forced to shut down last night. melanie alnwick is live in alexandria with the latest. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are down to dry pavement for the most part here at king an upstreets in old town alexandria. just a few puddles left here. the flooding yesterday described pretty much as minor. there is still a coastal flood warning in effect for areas along the potomac, for d.c., for parts of fairfax county south of here and as well as across the river in prince george's county. that in effect until 2:00 p.m. friday. in montgomery county, the potomac river is expected to crest about 7 inches above flood stage sometime early this evening. here in old town town, all eyes are going to be on high tide this morning and also tomorrow morning. they are used to this in old town alexandria and while they certainly braced for the worsted intoing of historic proportions, the water really only came up a few teat submerging the lower part of king and union streets. once the wind and rain stopped, the businesses that could open did. there were plenty
'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> election day six days away. sandy's aftermath and president obama focus as he spend the day touring the devastation the monster storm left behind as romney returns to the campaign trail targeting the swing state of florida. today a special edition of the news edge you decide 2012 starts now. >>> thank you for joining us tonight. the president healed news conference after getting a close up look at the damage done by sandy meanwhile mitt romney on the campaign trail today. here is more on both. >>> it wasn't quite back to normal on the campaign trail but the president did make a trip up to new jersey though he refrained from any outright campaigning. mitt romney meanwhile rallied with his supporters in florida where the polls have the race in a dead heat. >> we begin in atlantic city, new jersey, tonight. president obama touring damage from hurricane sandy with republican governor chris christie. president promising the administration's support in rebuilding the jersey shore. >> for those like people i had a chance to meet on this
. there they are. stay with us, our coverage of hurricane sandy continues right after the break. it's 9:11.  [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... i'm mitt romney, mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. presid
are letting sandy wipe out the supporters ' enthusiasm. president obama and mitt romney back on the trail, turning up the heat. tom fitzgerald joins us live in the newsroom. tom. >> reporter: it's been a bit of a difficult dance for the romney campaign. trying to press their case in this election, they have to back off some of the harshest attacks from the president in the wake of the storm. the gloves are back off. the president and mitt romney dove into the campaign with full steam today. in roanoke, virginia, mitt romney met with supporters telling them -- telling them he is confident they will end the president next tuesday and presume amine while, was out on the campaign trail the first time this, we rallying in wisconsin before heading off to nevada and colorado. >> governor romney has been using all of the talent as a salesman to dress up those very same policies that failed our country so badly. the same policies we have been cleaning up after the past four years. >> and we came up with an idea last week, which is he's going to create the department of business. i, i don't think a
leftovers with sandy and a couple of upper level disturbances coming through, and that's been giving us the clouds and one or two sprinkles. i don't think we'll see rain today, but clouds hanging tough. and eventually partly sunny skies, with temperatures in the 50s. weekend looks good. details on that coming up. but your afternoon highs, 55 in washington. 54 quantico. 50 hagerstown and winchester. little cool for this time of the year. more details on the weather in just a minute. back to you. >>> tucker, thank you very much. we're following breaking news concerning two police involved shootings. the most recent happened on 17th street northeast. we have live pictures from that scene to show you. this occurred shortly before 7:00 this morning when officers were called to a home for reports of a domestic assault. the police chief just told reporters that as the officers approached the home, the suspect came up from behind and attacked them. an officer was stabbed by the suspect who he then shot. that suspect did die. the officer suffered several wounds, but they are not life- threatenin
this weekend's marathon. >> plus a weather alert just days after sandy, the storm ravaged northeast is keeping a close eye on another potential storm. >> and gunfire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. tonight the son of a local tv news anchor is facing charges. >>> but we begin tonight with change of heart from new york city's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of homes. >> the city of new york is not going to give up. the city of new york is coming back and this race will d
sandy hit the east coast. tonight, he's out west. >> we pledge to help those with whose lives have been turned upside down. >> as his republican challenger mitt romney targets swing state, virginia. >> we'll get it! >> the countdown is on and we have you covered. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, and it starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. back to business on the campaign trail after pull putting their swords away the last few days in the wake of super storm sandy, president obama and mitt romney back at it. we're going to start with today on the trail and tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: brian, it's been three days now since we have seen president obama in full campaign mode. mitt romney is restrained by mentioning the president by name. today, though, the candidates were back on their game and back on the trail. we're going to start in battleground, virginia, where mitt romney has been barnstorming the commonwealth with three appearances starting with a rally in roanoke. >> we can't have four more years like the half four years. i know that the obama fol
by sandy's wrath. >> we are doing what we can as fast as we can consistent with making sure that we have no further loss of life. >> reporter: folks frustrated with long lines for gas, new york governor andrew cuomo said relief is on the way. cuomo said the coast guard cleared debris from new york harbor, allowing tankers to re- enter ports and more fuel will be en route soon, along with $100 million for relief. >> millions of gallons of gasoline are now through the harbor and going into the distribution network. >> reporter: for many, getting gas is the least of their problems. with homes flooded or destroyed. staten island, one of the hardest-hit areas, houses ripped a part, some blown off of their foundations. other drowning in flood water. emergency crews trying to fast track the assessment of damage here after residents said they were being ignored. the federal emergency management agency also mobilizing 30 joint teams to the hardest-hit areas. >> these joint teams will have an expert in each area, an expert who knows private insurance, an expert from fema who knows the fema phones,
this week with sandy. but it should be a dry day today and at least partly sunny. i think more sunshine than we've seen in days so we're trepding in the right direction and right now we're setting up for a good looking weekend as far as sunshine is concerned so we should have a nice saturday and sunday. >>> today partly sunny. mid-50s later this afternoon. kids at the bus stop want jackets. it's chilly out there this morning. >> all right. time now to say hello to our very own sunshine, clouds or no clouds we've got sunshine with julie wright. hello, julie. is that better? >> i was waiting for the snaps to come in and for sarah to bring in the oola las. and then i turn around and think dave ross is in the house. on the roads right now you're going to find your lanes open. not a lot happening out here on the beltway so far. here we are between 270 and tyson, light traffic volume in each direction. 270 getting a little heavier but no issues reported. no problems to report coming from the park all the way over towards the exit for 270. southbound bw parkway checking for a stalled vehicle. the t
. standard at citibank. >>> we're back with coverage of super storm sandy. let's head down to the weather have to talk to gary mcgrady and sue palka. we've been talking about this all evening tonight about areas around our region that typically flood with a little rain, but with everything we've had today we're still not seeing flooding up in annapolis, over in old duncan ya. what's going on? >> -- old town alexandria. what's going on? >> it has a lot to do with the wind today. most of what we've seen today has been strong northwest winds and that has been pushing water away from annapolis. we talked about the bloomingdale neighborhood in d.c. flooding many times this summer. that was from thunderstorms with torrential rain that really didn't move. they would dump a big load right on top of them. the rain today has been significant, but you haven't seen one spot getting all of it. so the river flooding and bay flooding has not been a problem because of the wind direction so far. tomorrow the winds will come out of south and maybe we see some of the water rising a bit in places like annapo
had been scheduled to run saturday to thursday, but when superstorm sandy washed away two days of early voting, friday was added and hours extended. voters had until 9 p.m. to vote. anyone in line by that time could still vote and many say the wait, the weather, all of it is worth it just to have a say to exercise a valuable right. >> if you don't vote, that's crazy because there's a lot of people in the past who fought and died for the right to vote. so if you want to do something about our future, get out and vote. >> the mines tuesday are expected to be long, but -- lines tuesday are expected to be long are but it's anybody's guess if they'll be as long as the ones for early voting. polls in maryland open 7 a.m. tuesday. >>> maryland voters have a lot to decide tuesday, seven questions on the ballot, among them question 3 which changes current rules for removing an elected official if they are convicted of a crime. question 4 would guarantee instate tuition to undocumented immigrants. question 5 deals with redistricting. question 6 asks voters to decide whether to legalize g
between the deputy and the suspect that led to that shooting. >>> the death toll from sandy keeps rising. the storm is now blamed for killing at least 90 people in the u.s. meanwhile, frustration keeps mounting in the big apple and new jersey. millions still have no power and food and clean water are in short supply. traffic is a nightmare with miles long backups near every bridge and long waits and big crowds for buses and subways. tempers are flaring over long gas station lines. new york mayor bloomberg says the city is sending bottled water and ready to eat meals in some areas. >>> our area is also sending aid up north. >> in about 30 minutes dominion virginia power will deploy more than 70 trucks and more than 1,000 workers to help new jersey with their cleanup and recovery efforts. >> sherri ly is live at their staging grounds at national harbor with more on this. good morning, sherri. >> reporter: good morning, tony, good morning, allison. this is the largest deployment ever by dominion virginia to send eight to another area out of state. you can see here they've already got their
of the brunt of the storm and we're not feeling the full wrath of sandy here in old town alexandria. we will keep you posted on any developments. >>> let's check in now with rushern baker to get the very latest on prince george's county. thanks for joining us. what's the latest word about what you guys are hearing going on in your county? >> thank you very much for having me. we have 10 road closings in the county now. we'll post those road closings on our website so that people can be updated. >> let me ask you quick you guys got affected by some of this tonight. you lost power with your website or communications tonight? >> right, we did. we had our i.t. folks back at the largo center where our i.t. office is. so they went back over there and were able to get power restored. >> that is good news. let me ask you about the damage around town. we understand there were tree branches down onto houses, a ceiling collapsed at a home we understand in upper marlboro. what's the latest you have on the damage in the county? >> so far the damage has been pretty minor. we've got about 8,500 homes
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